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Archive Team

Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the archive.org Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage. The group is 100% composed of volunteers and interested parties, and has expanded into a large amount of related projects for saving online and digital history.



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ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an IRC bot designed to automate the archival of smaller websites (e.g. up to a few hundred thousand URLs). You give it a URL to start at, and it grabs all content under that URL, records it in a WARC, and then uploads that WARC to ArchiveTeam servers for eventual injection into the Internet Archive (or other archive sites). To use ArchiveBot, drop by #archivebot on EFNet. To interact with ArchiveBot, you issue commands by typing it into the channel. Note you will need channel...
Topics: archiveteam, archivebot, webcrawl, robot, love
Archive Team: URLs
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43,817
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109M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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Archive Team: The News Roundup
Archive Team: The News Roundup
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38,892
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599.2M
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by Archive Team
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Archive Team now searches many, many news sites, including extensive worldwide and obscure sources, to capture unique news stories for history.
Archive Team: Google Sites
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34,644
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6.7M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
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eye 3.1M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Panoramio Phinish
Archive Team: The Panoramio Phinish
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9,542
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126M
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by Archive Team
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Google has been planning to shut down panoramic photo sharing site Panoramio since September 2014. The initial plan was to merge it with Google Views which was a similar product. However, due to feedback from the Panoramio community they held off that move. Frank did an in depth post about this in June 2015. Since then Google Views itself was merged into Street View. Google has now announced that they are finally shutting down Panoramio for good. As of November 4th, 2016, they will stop...
The Archive Team Yahoo Unanswered
The Archive Team Yahoo Unanswered
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1,465
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897,023
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by Archive Team
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Yahoo! Answers is currently the biggest Q&A site on the internet. In July 2016, Yahoo! has been acquired by Verizon, and they shut it down in 2021. So ArchiveTeam decided to download it.
Archive Team: The Miiverse Reverse
Archive Team: The Miiverse Reverse
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22,167
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63.8M
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by Archive Team
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Remember that one time Nintendo tried to build its own social network? Unless you had a Wii U, you probably don't -- but it was called Miiverse, and it was weird, awkward and kind of wonderful. The odd social platform let users take screenshots in most Wii U and 3DS games (a feature otherwise missing from many of Nintendo's consoles, yet common on other platforms), chat about games with other users and draw fan art. But it wasn't long for this world. Late last year, Nintendo shuttered Miiverse...
Archive Team: The Wretch Wrench
Archive Team: The Wretch Wrench
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2,165
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55.3M
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by Archive Team
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Wretch (Chinese: 無名小站; pinyin: wúmíng xiǎo zhàn) is a Taiwanese community web site; in Chinese, its name means Nameless Little Site. It is the most well-known blog community in Taiwan with thousands of users registered. Wretch provides free photo album, and blog hosting services. Four languages, including English, are available. A more extensive VIP version is offered. It is the top visited site in Traditional Chinese languages and the second in Taiwan after Yahoo Taiwan according...
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
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151
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65.1M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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A collection of various Wikis throughout the internet, gathered as a last resting spot.
Archive Team: Ne Parle Pas
Archive Team: Ne Parle Pas
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19,276
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11.2M
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by Archive Team
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Results of the Archive Team Ne Parle Pas Project
Mirrortube
Mirrortube
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1,536,506
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21.1M
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by Archive Team
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The mirroring of Youtube involves collections of high-contention or representative videos and providing a more permanent home for these videos. They are meant for historical records and research. Mirrored videos in this collection are not included in general search engine results.
Archive Team: The News Roundup
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eye 9.3M
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comment 0
A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
Archive Team: Domains
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10,615
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1.5M
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by Archive Team
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ARCHIVE TEAM: Tumblr Takes a Tumble
ARCHIVE TEAM: Tumblr Takes a Tumble
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1,805
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18.2M
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by Archive Team
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TUMBLR is a blogging site that was later purchased by Verizon/Oath and experienced a transient removal from the Apple Store over lack of policing of its content; Tumblrs response was to build an automated foot-shooting machine and commit online suicide. This is a general scale archiving of tumblr blogs marked for deletion.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 272,326
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
The Archive Team Just In Time Grabs
The Archive Team Just In Time Grabs
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50,789
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31.2M
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by Archive Team
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The hardest part about our transient, shallow world wide web is the terrifying swiftness in which data disappears. To this end, Archive Team members have often bravely strapped on miner's helmets and flashlights, dove into the flaming wreckage of a dying site, and grabbed a copy for all of time. Some of these rescues, consisting of what we could grab, are being saved here. Please Note: Some of these items were not burning as brightly or recently as others - they might be merely considered...
by Archive Team
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This item contains regular captures of Dutch news websites in screenshot and WARC format. Dit item bevat de homepages van Nederlandse nieuwswebsites als screenshot en in WARC-formaat.
Archive Team: The Xanga Conga
Archive Team: The Xanga Conga
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455
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25.1M
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by Archive Team
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Xanga /ˈzæŋɡə/ is a website that hosts weblogs, photoblogs, and social networking profiles. It is operated by Xanga.com, Inc., based in New York City. In September of 2013 Xanga relaunched under the assumed name of Xanga 2.0. Xanga/Xanga 2.0 is no longer a free blogging webspace. Users will now have to pay an annual fee of $48.00. The intellectual property of many users has since been lost. Xanga only saved archives from users that posted in the last five years (2008-2013). On their...
Topics: Xanga, Doomed, Archive Team
Archive Team: WEBSHOTS Freeze Frame
Archive Team: WEBSHOTS Freeze Frame
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2,464
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18.1M
VIEWS
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eye 18.1M
A "Freeze Frame" of the WEBSHOTS Website, on the occasion of it announcing deletion.
Archive Team: The Reddit Shreddit
Archive Team: The Reddit Shreddit
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30,256
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1M
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by Archive Team
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Archive Team: Angering the Hyves
Archive Team: Angering the Hyves
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519
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11M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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Hyves is a small social networking site in the Netherlands with mainly Dutch visitors and members, where it competes with sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Hyves was founded in 2004 by Raymond Spanjar and Floris Rost van Tonningen. The service is available in both Dutch and English. In May 2010 Hyves had more than 10.3 million accounts. These correspond to two thirds of the size of the Dutch population (which stands at over 16 million in 2010), however these include multiple accounts per...
Archive Team: WARC Grabs (Individual and Initial)
Archive Team: WARC Grabs (Individual and Initial)
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11,462
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1.5M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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Topic: archivebot
Archive Team: The News Roundup
web
eye 6.2M
favorite 0
comment 0
A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
Archive Team: So-Net U-Page+
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76
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516,078
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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eye 516,078
Archive Team: The Github Hitrub
Archive Team: The Github Hitrub
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18,800
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1.3M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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This collection is a set of Github repository archives from two major sets: A panic grab upon the acquisition by Microsoft, and a larger, ongoing set of Pretty Much Everything.
Archive Team: PLAYS.TV Replays
Archive Team: PLAYS.TV Replays
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6,578
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1.9M
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by Archive Team
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An Archive Team group grab of the game streaming site PLAYS.TV.  "Plays.tv is one of the best ways to record, review, and share your gameplays. The app has been known to be  In fact, it is one of the most popular recording softwares used for League of Legends. Unfortunately, everything good must come to an end. The developers of Plays.tv announced that the site is closing down. They will also discontinue support for the website and desktop application on December 15."
by Archive Team
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eye 3.6M
MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open content music database. Similar to the freedb project, it was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the CDDB. However, MusicBrainz has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata storehouse to become a structured open online database for music. MusicBrainz captures information about artists, their recorded works, and the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track...
archiveteam_furaffinity
archiveteam_furaffinity
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135
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4.4M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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This is a grab of FurAffinity.net, a site hosting art of interest to the furry fandom. The grab is from 2015. See http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=FurAffinity for more details.
Archive Team: The Pomf Pillow Fight
Archive Team: The Pomf Pillow Fight
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143
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35.8M
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by Archive Team
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POMF is a sound effect and onomatopoeia describing the sound someone makes as they fall onto a bed or a similar surface. It is commonly described through the symbolia =3 and combined with the catchphrase “What are we gonna do on the bed?”. On the internet, the term has gained usage in both verbal and image variations and is often used as an exploitable.
Archive Team: Google Code Red
Archive Team: Google Code Red
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1,029
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6M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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When we started the Google Code project hosting service in 2006, the world of project hosting was limited. We were worried about reliability and stagnation, so we took action by giving the open source community another option to choose from. Since then, we’ve seen a wide variety of better project hosting services such as GitHub and Bitbucket bloom. Many projects moved away from Google Code to those other systems. To meet developers where they are, we ourselves migrated nearly a thousand of...
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
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eye 4.7M
favorite 0
comment 0
Archive Team: The Fotolog Photo Finish
Archive Team: The Fotolog Photo Finish
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616
ITEMS
2.9M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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eye 2.9M
"Estimados miembros, os informamos que Fotolog estará inaccesible de forma permanente en las próximas semanas. El objetivo de esta comunicación es que podáis recuperar todos vuestros datos e informaciones lo antes posible, y en cualquier caso antes del 20 de Febrero del 2016. Esperamos que podáis continuar con vuestros blogs y compartir vuestras fotos en otras plataformas. Por favor, haced circular esta información a todos los demás miembros de la comunidad".
Archive Team: The Formspring Final Answer
Archive Team: The Formspring Final Answer
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1,479
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3.7M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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Formspring was a question-and-answer-based social networking service for social conversations operated by Formspring.me, Inc. It was launched on 1 November 2009 by Ade Olonoh, the founder of online form builder Formstack. In May 2013, Spring.me acquired the assets of Formspring. The rebranded website was officially launched in beta in September 2013 and launched publicly in November 2013. Formspring was launched in Indianapolis in November 2009 by the founder of online form builder Formstack,...
Archive Team: VideoBot
Archive Team: VideoBot
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129,105
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5.1M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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eye 5.1M
The ArchiveTeam Videobot is an automated collector of relevant and historic video items, making them playable and preserved on the Internet Archive.
Archive Team: My Little Punchfork
Archive Team: My Little Punchfork
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47
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5.4M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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January 3rd, 2013 Dear Punchfork Community, Today we are excited to share the news that Pinterest has acquired Punchfork! Since launching in January 2011, our mission at Punchfork has been to help home cooks discover new, high quality recipes and share them with family and friends. It is a mission driven by a belief in the ability of web and mobile platforms to inspire our lives offline--at home, in our communities, and for Punchfork, wherever meals are shared. To cooking aficionados, Pinterest...
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 27,975
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The News Roundup
web
eye 1.1M
favorite 0
comment 0
A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
The Archive Team Naver Matome Doomed Love Story
The Archive Team Naver Matome Doomed Love Story
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318
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461,177
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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A love story doomed in time - user creation by Naver Matome, and the eternal, grinding loss of the Web.
Archive Team: Not Again! Geocities Japan
Archive Team: Not Again! Geocities Japan
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43
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2M
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by Archive Team
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Thanks to Hiroi for leading this mirroring project. Prior to the takeover by  Yahoo! , GeoCities had a Japanese subsidiary, GeoCities Japan. GeoCities Japan was headquartered in the Nihonbashi Hakozaki Building in the  Nihonbashi  area of  Chūō, Tokyo . As of February 10, 2016, GeoCities Japan was still online, with no signs of upcoming closure. Its member sites are still accessible, and it is still accepting new account registrations, but now all services...
Archive Team: The Yuku Hulu
Archive Team: The Yuku Hulu
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103
ITEMS
2.9M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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eye 2.9M
Yuku Saves
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 994,616
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Topic: archivebot
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 17,095
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: A Miscellaneous Smattering of Panic
Archive Team: A Miscellaneous Smattering of Panic
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20
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368,381
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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Topic: archivebot
Topic: archivebot
Archive Team: Google Plus (or Minus)
Archive Team: Google Plus (or Minus)
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33,033
ITEMS
937,741
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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eye 937,741
An archive team collection of Google Plus postings and communities, gathered in the 2019 bonfire of the ill-fated social network's repurposing.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 19,561
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The News Roundup
web
eye 347,136
favorite 0
comment 0
A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
Archive Team: The Orkut Cut-up
Archive Team: The Orkut Cut-up
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62
ITEMS
2.2M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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eye 2.2M
Archive Team: The Orkut Cut-up
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 457,567
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 505,497
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Fan Fiction Swipe
Archive Team: The Fan Fiction Swipe
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37
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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eye 1.3M
This is a grab of fanfiction.net, a prominent host for fiction set in existing fictional universes. The grab is from 2012. Most of the items are WARCs, suitable for use in the Wayback Machine -- but Fanfiction.net Safety Download is a single 2 GB tar file containing epub files, which may be easier to extract. See http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=FanFiction.Net for other grabs of the site.
Archive Team: Zetaboards
Archive Team: Zetaboards
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58
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1.6M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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ZetaBoards (formally InvisionFree) is a forum host that offers both paid and free-with-ads forums to anyone. It claims to have been "used by millions of people looking for a place to gather, discuss and share.". Initial checks show that over 75,000 boards are listed on their "Featured Board Index" page on their site, showing the scale of this project. ZetaBoards is owned by Zathyus Networks, Inc., which also owns zIFBoards. Aside from a few hiccups, there was no huge...
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 1.1M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 1.7M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: So-Net U-Page+
web
eye 133,544
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 213,177
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 16,969
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 12,610
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 529,267
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 320,809
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 1.5M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 481,110
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The News Roundup
web
eye 4.9M
favorite 0
comment 0
A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
Archiveteam: The Death Twitches of TWITCH.TV
Archiveteam: The Death Twitches of TWITCH.TV
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2,215
ITEMS
548,943
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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eye 548,943
witch (also and formerly known as Twitch.tv) is a live streaming video platform; introduced in June 2011 as a spin-off of fellow streaming platform Justin.tv, the site primarily focuses on video gaming, including playthroughs of video games by users, along with broadcasts of e-sports competitions. Content on the site can either be viewed live, or viewed on an on-demand basis. The popularity of Twitch would eclipse that of its general-interest counterpart; by mid-2013, the website had amassed an...
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 350,288
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Angelfire's On Fire
Archive Team: Angelfire's On Fire
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178
ITEMS
737,151
VIEWS
by Archive Team
collection
eye 737,151
Description Forthcoming
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 2.4M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 208,367
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 113,035
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
The Archiveteam IMDB Final Message
The Archiveteam IMDB Final Message
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79
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1.4M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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eye 1.4M
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is shutting down its message boards, the organisation has announced. In a statement on its website, the IMDb said it had “concluded that IMDb’s message boards are no longer providing a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of our more than 250 million monthly users worldwide”, and that the decision was “based on data and traffic”. More specifically, the company – which was set up in 1990 by Bristol-based IT worker Col Needham and later...